DIY Agistment

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by Jess&Sabby, May 29, 2014.

  1. Jess&Sabby

    Jess&Sabby Well-known Member

    What do you expect for your money when agisting on full DIY?
    Fence maintenance, paddock rotation etc?
  2. Cheeki

    Cheeki Gold Member

    Depends on the agistment.. As a general idea: Fence, Water and Fire management.
    Safe fences provided and maintained. No bolts sticking out, gates repaired as required. Boundary fences maintained and repaired.
    Fresh water to always be supplied. Fittings for taps so I can use a hose, etc.
    Firebreaks and general pre-summer clean up, with safe exits at all times. No junk (wire, glass, pieces of tin, etc) in the paddock.

    If I was paying for a manicured, rotated, high quality fencing with a higher pricetag, then I would expect the maintenance to be done by the agistment owner. If I was paying budgie agistment (cheap cheap), then I wouldn't mind helping to repair fences and help with general maintenance. I have had both in the past.

    I would also expect a place to keep my feed and some rugs (a small garden shed/stable/or something similar that is out of the weather).

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